Trump’s revenge: How the assault on Obama’s legacy explains the president’s priorities. Wrecking ball: Adam Shatz on Trump’s racism. Trump is exposing the big lie at the core of Trumpism. The only thing Trump hasn’t changed about the Republican Party: “Trump understands that Republican voters don’t want to hear about everybody winning. They want to hear about their enemies losing”. Trump is making Americans see the U.S. the way the rest of the world already did. The pillars of Trump’s nationalism are weakening. What’s going to happen when the Trumpists realize the America they yearn for is gone? Katy Tur on how the Trump fever never breaks.


Michael E. Mann, Thomas C. Peterson, Susan Joy Hassol on what we know about the climate change-hurricane connection. Climate change made Hurricane Irma worse: Al Gore warned this would happen but people didn’t listen to his “inconvenient truth”. Pruitt to CNN: Talking about climate change is “insensitive” to Floridians. It is a time to talk about climate change: James Hamblin on the false dichotomy between prevention and treatment. Republican mayor of Miami blasts Trump for ignoring climate change. Miami’s mayor on Hurricane Irma: “If this isn’t climate change, I don’t know what is”. Gov. Rick Scott enabled Irma’s fury through climate denialism and should resign.

Monster Hurricane Irma barrels toward climate change deniers’ playground. Irma and Harvey lay the costs of climate change denial at Trump’s door. Donald Trump hasn’t faced a single climate change question since hurricanes hit. Stop saying economic growth will rescue us from climate change. Will Hurricane Irma blow away GOP climate denialism? Extreme weather can’t shake climate-change beliefs. Thread: “It follows that the ‘only’ reliable way to get cons to stop denying climate change is for con pol/media elites to stop. That’s it”.


From Onati Socio-Legal Series, a special issue on the place of apology in law. Tanja Aitamurto and Kaiping Chen (Stanford): The Value of Crowdsourcing in Public Policymaking: Epistemic, Democratic and Economic Value. Our race will be eliminated: An excerpt from Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim “Other” by Francis Wade. Our entire credit bureau system is broken: The massive Equifax breach is a symptom of a much larger problem. We’re not going to like our first female president: If we’ve learned anything after the 2016 election — and we’ve learned a lot — it’s that the woman who will break the ultimate glass ceiling will not come from the Left. Has the Voynich Manuscript really been solved?


It’s been 200 days since Trump’s last solo press conference. Looking for the method behind Donald Trump’s political madness. After most partisan presidency in modern history, political media insist Trump not a Republican. “Trump betrays everyone”: The president has a long record as an unpredictable ally. Donald Trump betrays everyone — somehow, Republicans still seem surprised. Sometimes you have to step back and marvel that the president doesn’t know anything about anything — and that he doesn’t care that he doesn’t know. “I've read everything Trump has said for 20 years. Tip: Anything he says about someone else, is an unwitting confession about Trump himself”.


A requiem for Florida, the paradise that should never have been. Florida residents want to know why Trump isn’t opening his resorts to hurricane victims. Builders fought against making cranes safer in hurricane-prone Miami — now two have fallen. Trump wanted to kill this Obama rule — then came the hurricanes. Christine Todd Whitman on how not to run the E.P.A. Emily Atkin on how America has a toxic waste hurricane problem. FEMA is almost out of emergency funds. We have no system to deal with escalating climate damages — it’s time to build one. Eric Levitz on how Harvey and Irma will impact our economy. The Republicans aren’t just losing — big government is winning.

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